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Old 09-23-2011, 09:44 PM   #11
 
I just can't wait to get some, I'm really into breeding so I'm looking to get a couple different nice strains and see what I can do. I picked up 2 more tanks today now just to find good quality fish. I'm probably gonna be shelling out some money but hopefully in the end it will be worth it. Sometimes I think I'd be better off just flushing my money down the toilet. lol
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:53 PM   #12
 
LOL luckily i found my rainbows bred with very little assistance, I honestly would have never known if i had not transferred one of my plants to another tank I was setting up .. woke up the next morning to over a hundred fry swimming around!!! they turned out to be some beautiful baby turqouise, I ended up keeping 3 of the 30 or so that survived to juvenile age. (I traded the rest to a local fish store) be warned, they are extremely small fry, I thought they were mosquito larvae at first...
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:09 PM   #13
 
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the dark color and yellow nose stripe is called flashing, Mine did it all the time and were very neat to watch.. And The easiest way i found to sex rainbows (as far as I know) is the males will have the double dorsals overlap, the females do not overlap. they both have the double fins on top though. Honestly, I would recomend the run of the mill Aussie rainbows, they really color up as adults and have a wide range of colors, mine were red, orange, yellow, blue, silver green, a True rainbow of colors...

here is a pic of one of my old male turquoise flashing...



and a pic of the fins on a Male rainbow (aussie) not the best angle, but you can see it going past the second dorsal fin on top..
What is the minimum tank size you recommend to keep the Turquoise or Aussie's??

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:20 PM   #14
 
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What is the minimum tank size you recommend to keep the Turquoise or Aussie's??

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From what I've read you may can get away with a few in a 55g but they reccomend no less than 6 so ideally 75g or up. I'm putting 10-15 turquoise's in my 90g. I'm gonna try a few in the 55g and see how it turns out.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #15
 
Mine were all in a 55g, I had 4 aussies (started with 6) and 6 turquoise. The aussies were much larger and were more mellow, the Turquoise were more active. I also had brilliant rasboras, red phantom tetras, and a few other random fish as tank mates. I never had a space issue or water problems in a 55g with them.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #16
 
Well I ordered I got eggs of Aru II, and Boesmani red's, and I have M. Kamaka fish coming. I'm super excited my eggs should be here this week and my fish next week. It's a good start.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:05 PM   #17
 
I never figured out exactly what these were, but they were 10+ years old when I got them with a tank. I kick myself all the time for rehoming them, they were great fish-but the 55 they were in was almost too small.





I love rainbows, they are the best.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:45 PM   #18
 
Those were pretty I don't know if I could have parted with them. I'm not 100% sure what those are.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:33 AM   #19
 
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I never figured out exactly what these were, but they were 10+ years old when I got them with a tank. I kick myself all the time for rehoming them, they were great fish-but the 55 they were in was almost too small.





I love rainbows, they are the best.
Those are Glossolepis Incisus, common name Red Irian Rainbow fish.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:23 PM   #20
 
That was my first thought but I wasn't sure.

So far I have 3 dead fry, hopefully I'll get better at my egg hatching.
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